Set Profile > Chambers of Edward Denehan > London, England

Chambers of Edward Denehan
9 Stone Buildings

Insolvency Tier 1

Leading Silks

Peter Shaw QC - 9 Stone BuildingsHe has tremendous commercial acumen and is willing to work as part of a team.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Joseph Curl - 9 Stone BuildingsHe can argue points of black letter law with aplomb.
Ranked: Tier 5

Property litigation Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Edward Denehan - 9 Stone BuildingsProvides first-class legal advice, which is supplemented with a useful pragmatism.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Brown - 9 Stone BuildingsA very able senior junior, who is excellent on the technical details.
Ranked: Tier 5
Timothy Cowen - 9 Stone BuildingsRecommended for development disputes as well as landlord and tenant.
Ranked: Tier 5

Private client: trusts and probate Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Rory Brown - 9 Stone BuildingsAvoids sitting on the fence and gives a clear and unequivocal opinion alongside practical advice on how to move forward.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

Insolvency, contentious trusts and probate, and property litigation are the specialisms at Chancery set 9 Stone Buildings. In recent news, Chancery and tax junior Julian Hickey joined after a stint as an associate member of Temple Tax Chambers, and commercial litigation practitioner Andrew Mace returns to the Bar after a decade as a partner in various solicitors’ practices, while Paul Wilmshurst moved to New Square Chambers. The clerks’s room, led by senior clerk Alan Austin and first junior David Clayton, is ‘always helpful, very easy to deal with, and goes the extra mile to make things work’. Offices in: London


9 Stone Buildings is a commercial chancery set and one of the oldest established chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, with a history dating back to 1893. Although it has a proud tradition and heritage, it is a modern and progressive set committed to meeting the needs and expectations of all its clients with professionalism and integrity. Its members have a reputation for advocacy, knowledge and experience enabling it to provide clients with the highest standards of legal advice and representation in today’s fast-changing world.

The set: Many of its members are leaders in their respective fields of practice, regularly appearing in all levels of courts and tribunals both in the UK and overseas jurisdictions where some have established practices.

9 Stone Buildings provides comfortable facilities staffed by a friendly and helpful clerking team equipped with up-to-date technology. It additionally provides an extensive seminar programme on topical issues for which it is accredited by the Law Society to offer CPD hours. Chambers is conveniently located in Lincoln’s Inn.

In recent years the chambers have been joined by some notable established practitioners in line with Chambers’ policy of selective recruitment.

Types of work undertaken: All members undertake advocacy, drafting and advice in a broad range of matters. These include all types of contract and commercial dispute, including construction, as well as confidential information, passing off, covenants restricting business activity or employment, companies and partnership matters, minority rights, directors’ duties, internal disputes and mergers and acquisitions.

Claims to land, issues of title, boundary disputes, easements and rights of way are dealt with, together with landlord and tenant issues, including business, agricultural and residential tenancies, leasehold enfranchisement and housing. Law of commons and charities law are dealt with.

Corporate and personal insolvency are dealt with, as well as financial services matters, including investment transactions, investor protection, stock exchange matters, regulation, market abuse, insider dealing and market manipulation.

Trusts, settlements and wills are a particular specialism, as well as probate, administration of estates and family provision.

Banking, insurance, consumer credit and hire purchase are handled, as well as mortgages, guarantees and credit arrangements, fraud (including commercial fraud), conspiracy, mistake and constructive trusts. Injunctions and professional negligence are specialisms, as well as Court of Protection work, conflict of laws, judicial review and employment law.

Members undertake work in a variety of overseas locations, including Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Switzerland, France, Gibraltar, Asia, the Caribbean and the US.


Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Alan Austin
Junior clerks David Clayton
Junior clerks Jake Price
Junior clerks Ben Rinaldi
Members of Chambers DENEHAN, Edward (1981)
Members of Chambers ASHE QC SC, Michael (1971)
Members of Chambers SHAW QC, Peter (1995)
Members of Chambers JACOB, Isaac E (1963)
Members of Chambers CANT, Christopher I (1973)
Members of Chambers MEARES, Nigel (1975)
Members of Chambers YOUNG, Martin (1984)
Members of Chambers COUNSELL, Lynne M (1986)
Members of Chambers SISLEY, Timothy (1989)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Philip (1991)
Members of Chambers RICHMAN, Helene Pines (1992)
Members of Chambers COWEN, Timothy (1993)
Members of Chambers BROMILOW, Daniel (1996)
Members of Chambers PALSER, Elaine (2002)
Members of Chambers CURL, Joseph (2007)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Rory (2009)
Members of Chambers ARUMUGAM, Raj (2008)
Members of Chambers WILMSHURST, Paul (2007)
Members of Chambers MATTU, Gurprit (2007)
Members of Chambers CALLARD, Graham (2001)
Members of Chambers McGOWAN, Giselle (2011)
Members of Chambers LINDSEY, Cecilia Xu (2012)
Members of Chambers FAITH, Julian (2013)
Members of Chambers COCKBURN, Thomas (2015)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Paul (2017)
Members of Chambers CRITELLI, Nicholas* (USA 1991)
Members of Chambers LEVY QC, James* (Gibraltar 1972)
Members of Chambers ASHTON, Dr Raymond* (Guernsey 1979)
Members of Chambers DOYLE Louis* (1996)
Members of Chambers * Door tenants
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 Edward Denehan  photo Edward Denehan
 Giselle McGowan  photo Giselle McGowan
 Cecilia Xu Lindsey  photo Cecilia Xu Lindsey